Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the biotechnology industry has made astounding achievements, developing and delivering new vaccines and treatments against the virus. But beyond this pandemic, conquering disease and sustaining the planet is what biotech innovators have done and continue to do every day.
While biotech pioneers the way to a groundbreaking future, policymakers across the country are proposing ideas and policies that could impact the work that makes innovation possible.
With intense debates over the cost and value of new medicines, the emerging science behind genome editing, intellectual property protection, the need for more sustainable food systems and a stronger bioeconomy, and many other critical issues, biotechnology is at the forefront of public discussion and the focus of policymakers in the nation’s capital and many state capitals across the country.
Now, more than ever before, advocates for biotechnology must lend their voice to the public policy debate. BIO works hard to do this every day, but we need your support.
Learn more about the important issues facing the biotechnology sector and how to get involved below. Check out BIO’s online tool for you to contact your federal or state public officials and share your views via e-mail, phone, or social media. Sign up now!